Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Reference: JN -062021-25281
Contact name: Alex McDonald
Contact email:
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

Why the role exists.

Would like to move quickly with several projects so the team have headspace to think strategically.

Currently on version 2.5 of battery, developing version 3 and now thinking about version 4.

Based at a Smaller facility but looking to move to larger facility in the next two months.

Current production maximum of 4 batteries a day want to increase to 10 ASAP.



You will oversee R&D and several projects.

You understand the R&D process and how to make custom battery packs.

You have Battery/vehicle design experience - Motorcycle design for manufacturing vehicles and mechanical systems for battery swaps.

Product design and engineering analysis

You will help grow a projects team of 4 people.

You will hire additional team members to build a world class team of mission-driven innovators & engineers.


What do you need?

Degree in mechanical engineering, systems engineering, or equivalent

Experience using CAD Design software (5 to 10 years)

Experience with, BMS’s, vehicles, batteries, controllers, or BLDC motors preferred.

Experience with design for manufacturing seeing products through to production/market.

Strong CAD/CAM/FEA skills, and analysis using MATLAB/Excel.


How will you fit in?

You can work from Rwanda or are at least willing to spend 30% of your time in Rwanda.

Values-driven and practiced engineer with a track record of efficiently utilizing resources and driving results.

thrive on Leadership; you will guide project teams to ensure solutions are built for scale and reliability while maximizing the value proposition to customers.

Smaller company culture so you will be comfortable to wear many hats vs coming from big company with many silos.

In some respects, still figuring a lot of things out so you will be flexible, a good communicator, solutions driven, nimble, good with change management and fit into a continuous improvement culture.


Why should you apply:

You will be part of and help to build a world class team of mission-driven innovators and engineers.

You will help provide products and offer savings that can double your end client’s income.

You will design products that reduce carbon emissions by more than 75%.


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